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Old 07-29-2008, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just recently my 250 gig external drive decided to fail. I tried a few things such as software etc, putting in the freezer, but nothing worked. It would make a clicking sound and rarely my computer would even detect it. As a last resort to recover the data I took it out of its enclosure and plugged in it as a regular sata drive. Now everything is working great with it. So my question is, will a new enclosure do the trick or should I just retire it to regular non external use?

Wow it's been a while since I've been here.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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join date of 2k6 and only 100 posts...I'd say it's been a while

the clicking sound is usually bad...maybe it was the faulty circuits of the external enclosure at fault....if anything you can grab a cheap external case...I think $25? test to see...never know
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A new enclosure might work, though to be safe it might be best just to back up the data to be sure , in case the drive fails.
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